Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary Think Tank – Canada
Exclusively for GRC professionals

Thursday, October 15, 2020

An interactive, timely, virtual event connecting IROs

About the think tank

Interactive discussions on the big questions facing Canadian GRC professionals

The think tank is an invitation-only virtual event exclusively for GRC professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.

What makes our format so unique?
Our think tanks are far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by group discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All group discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed*. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

*While the panel discussions may be quoted in editorial coverage of the event, all table discussions are confidential.

How do our roundtable discussions work?

 Listen as seasoned GRC professionals discuss in detail their successful practices
 Learn key take-aways that you can implement immediately in your own practice
Virtually network with the best of the best in GRC

A virtual experience

With the situation surrounding Covid-19 the think tank will take place as a virtual experience.

Using cutting edge technology, our virtual event platform replicates the interactivity you get from attending in-person. Join group discussions, interact with speakers and partake in one-to-one networking between panel discussions.

Going virtual means we are connecting even more GRC professionals from across Canada, it’s invite only so be sure to request log in details today.

Stay connected when apart



Speed networking: Match with fellow attendees and share experiences one-to-one. Our platform randomly matches you with another GRC professional for a quick one to one conversation. You only meet once, so be sure to click connect and continue the conversation after the event by exchanging contact details.





Interactive breakout sessions: Be part of the conversation and join a group discussion with up to ten GRC professionals. Share knowledge and learn from your peers in a secure environment.

Previous Speakers

To inquire about speaking at the 2020 think tank, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 3865 8103


Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The Canada Think Tank brings together some of the most influential people in the governance community. Our audience recognise the sudden change of pace cannot be navigated alone and are constantly looking for partners to help shape their shareholder engagement strategy and execute it. This event provides partners an opportunity to position yourself as a critical partner to the community.

The unique buzz we create at our virtual events – which is a far cry from a traditional webinar – afford our partners exceptional opportunities to entertain visitors and show-case their expertise.
Becoming a partner means you will:

– Have the opportunity to support attendees at an event where they are looking for solutions
– Position yourself as a thought-leader and share expertise with your potential clients
– Get virtual face-time with senior decision-makers from the governance community
– Increase brand awareness and gain credibility through association with this timely event
– Generate qualified and targeted leads from the analytics provided by our virtual platform
– Be part of the community by participating in virtual roundtable discussions, understanding their challenges and sharing expertise
– Gain new business opportunities through higher-brand presence among potential clients
– Participate in one on one video chats to build relationships with new and existing customers
– Launch new products and solutions at our virtual event in your expo booth

All our partnerships are created using a mix of branding, thought leadership, lead generation and meetings with your target audience. You tell us your objectives and we will work with you to create you a package that’s makes sense for your company and will help you achieve those objectives.

To find out more about how we can help, contact Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

Request log in details

This event is exclusively for GRC professionals. To register for this year’s virtual event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you the log in details to join online. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Priscilla Lim on +44 020 8004 4989.

Who attends

Each think tank participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within his or her company. 2019 attendees included:

Click here to request the full attendee list

Job title Company Job title Company
AGC & corporate secretary Capital Power Corporation Legal counsel Park Lawn Corporation
Chief legal officer Aphria Manager, committee oversight Payments Canada
Corporate secretary Park Lawn Corporation Manager, corporate secretariat & services LAWPRO
Corporate secretary Golden Star Resources Senior corporate law clerk Cronos Group
Counsel and assistant secretary RBC Senior legal counsel Scotiabank
Director, corporate secretariat George Weston Senior legal counsel Northland Power
Director, legal services, governance and assistant corporate secretary Cameco Corporation Senior vice president, legal affairs & corporate secretary Laurentian Bank
General counsel & assistant corporate secretary Canadian Pacific Railway Vice president, legal & assistant secretary Gran Colombia Gold
General counsel & corporate secretary CT REIT Vice president, legal & regulatory Brookfield Asset Management
General counsel & corporate secretary Ascendant Resources VP & corporate secretary Osisko Mining
General counsel, corporate secretary Street Capital Bank of Canada VP, underwriting & customer service & secretary LAWPRO
General counsel, executive vice president, government relations and corporate secretary New Gold

Click here to request the full attendee list

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